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Re: Active Adult/over 55 communities. Pros/cons?

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"you are being incorrect and dense" which translates to, "you still disagree with me".

 

I could say the same about you but that would be rude. ;-)

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Re: Active Adult/over 55 communities. Pros/cons?

tyak--yes, they do live in that part of Sun City---re-noed their condo so its all modern and up to date and quite lovely. 

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Re: Active Adult/over 55 communities. Pros/cons?

I don't see myself ever wanting to move into a senior community. I like the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood and I don't ever want to live in a place that has an HOA.
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Re: Active Adult/over 55 communities. Pros/cons?

Not only adult communities have HOAs, @bikerbabe  More and more communities have them, whether age-restricted or not.  

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It's been explained to her over and over, @Zhills

I'll give you the same advice @151949 gave me on another frustrating portion of another thread:  Give up.  Woman Happy 

She refuses to admit the existence of active adult communities and refuses to admit that they are nothing like assisted living.  I don't understand why but so be it.

 

Wow, all this over my saying I don't want to live in an adult community and am perfectly happy where I am?????????? Some of you sure are resistant to people with different opinions.


You do have serious reading comprehension issues, @FuzzyFace

 

You have steadfastly refused to acknowledge the existence of active adult communities and you claim that only assisted living homes exist. 

 

Saying that over and over does not make it true.  Plus, you still haven't looked at Del Webb communities online, have you?  I am sure you haven't.   It's a shame, because there is a bigger and more interesting world than you have allowed to exist.

 

No one disagrees with where you want to live.  You can live where you want and where you prefer.  

 

By the way, to insert someone else's post into your reply, just click on the word "QUOTE" above the box that is created when you reply.  You may have to scroll up just a bit to see the "QUOTE" link.

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Re: Active Adult/over 55 communities. Pros/cons?

bikerbabe, you said exactly what I meant--meaning you said it a lot better than me Woman Happy

 

That's another thing I wouldn't want to deal witth: all the rules, regulations, fees, etc. That was one thing my mother-in-law got so upset and confused about that her other daughter-in-law had to deal with it. (SIL and her family lived close by the facility; my husband and I live thousands of miles away so we really wouldn't have been able to get involved).

 

My SIL--wife of my husband's brother--and I didn't get along very well but that was just a personality conflict. If I ever had any trouble that I couldn't handle, I would want her on my side. She had to fight bitch and complain and threaten legal action when the facility tried to pull a fast one (financially) on the residents, and she fought like a tiger and forced them to back down. Quite a gal, my SIL.

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First, let me say that I haven't read all the responses, so might be repeating things.....

 

I moved into a 55+ community when I was 47.  I am now a Realtor, and sell mostly in 55+ communities.  They come in all forms and sizes.  And, even though I'm not a joiner, I'd move into one again, but would like a few more activities than my community offers.  We have 268 homes here.  We have almost enough things to do, but larger communities offer more (I'd like arts/crafts. including a kiln, and maybe an indoor pool, along with more clubs and theater for when I retire).  

 

I find that these truly are communities.  If you're not a joiner, or don't meet people easily, these are a good place to be.... people know each other and look out for each other.  It's easy to make friends.  They are also good places as you age... there are things to do without a long drive.

 

You're looking for quiet... generally, you'll have quieter and possibly more considerate) neighbors than in all-age communities.  

 

If you're looking for people in their 50s and 60s, you might want to check out places with more single family homes.  Communities with mostly condos will have a broader mix... some on the younger side, but also people who are downsizing from larger homes because they are getting older.  

 

HOAs and their rules can be annoying, but you already know that!


Good luck with your decision.

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it'me....you make a good case. And you do it politely. That's very much appreciated. BTW, what part of the country do you work in, if you don't mind saying.

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@FuzzyFacewrote:

bikerbabe, you said exactly what I meant--meaning you said it a lot better than me Woman Happy

 

That's another thing I wouldn't want to deal witth: all the rules, regulations, fees, etc. That was one thing my mother-in-law got so upset and confused about that her other daughter-in-law had to deal with it. (SIL and her family lived close by the facility; my husband and I live thousands of miles away so we really wouldn't have been able to get involved).

 

My SIL--wife of my husband's brother--and I didn't get along very well but that was just a personality conflict. If I ever had any trouble that I couldn't handle, I would want her on my side. She had to fight bitch and complain and threaten legal action when the facility tried to pull a fast one (financially) on the residents, and she fought like a tiger and forced them to back down. Quite a gal, my SIL.


Every new subdivision in my city has a HOA with rules and regulations. A over 55 community is not s facility. Lol.

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"facility"

 

Well, that's all I could think of at the moment. Woman LOL

 

And anyway, what's wrong with a facility? My MIL's...community...was what I think of as facility, considering it had on-site everything--medical, psychological, separate houses or apartments or you could live in a condo-type community.

 

What else would you like to ding me about? I'm wearing an old sweatshirt right now; is that considered "disrespectful" to the other posters here? Smiley LOL